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Peter Arnett and Osama bin Laden (Photo)
LINKED from National Review "Corner" ^ | March 30, 2003 | Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Posted on 03/31/2003 2:17:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aidand; binladen; comforttheenemy; obl; peterarnett; warcorrespondents
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Journalist Peter Arnett reports from Baghdad on NBC television Friday, March 28, 2003. In an interview broadcast by Iraqi TV Sunday, March 30, Arnett said that the American-led coalition's first war plan had failed because of Iraq's resistance, and that strategists are 'trying to write another war plan.' (AP Photo/NBC)


email Peter - Have a question for Peter Arnett? NBC suggests you, "Wish him safety in Bagdad."

ARNETT:" It is clear that within the United States that there is growing challenge to President Bush and he conduct about the war. And it is clear that our reports here about the Iraqi civilian casualties in the war, and the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States, and it helps those who oppose the war and challenge the policies to develop their arguments. "

ARNETT: "Now America is reappraising the battlefield plan and delaying the war, for maybe a week. The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. "

1 posted on 03/31/2003 2:17:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If they do Not do anything to this guy over what has transpired, I personally will give up on our fed Ever doing anything about the lying, cheaten, rogue entity of the liberal media.
2 posted on 03/31/2003 2:20:42 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If there are no boundries for which actions are considered treason against this nation, why do we even bother with anything anymore?
3 posted on 03/31/2003 2:21:08 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: sit-rep; Caipirabob; All
(Arnett interviewed him in 1997; here's the transcript.)
4 posted on 03/31/2003 2:22:14 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Treason & Sedition Archive- Bagdad Pete Arnett
various FR links | 03-31-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
5 posted on 03/31/2003 2:28:48 AM PST by backhoe (Time to kick the tires and light the fires-- let's roll!)
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To: Caipirabob
He's from New Zealand, not the United States.
6 posted on 03/31/2003 2:32:50 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: Samwise
He is a naturalized US citizen at prestent. Maybe not much longer.
7 posted on 03/31/2003 2:34:34 AM PST by bluecollarman
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To: backhoe; Samwise; All
Arnett's actions are nothing less than rallying our enemies and suppressing an internal uprising. I'm sure his interview and opinions are being piped in to U.S. classrooms.

The National Geographic along with CNN prepare lesson plans for U.S. public school teachers*** With links to ready-made lesson plans from sources like CNN and National Geographic, Doyle said the district can put constantly updated teaching tools in every class…………….Only one of the 19 students in Waldo Rodriguez's 12th-grade government class at Miami Senior High believes the United States should invade Iraq, but almost all believe it is inevitable. When the discussion turned toward Bush -- or, more accurately, against him -- Rodriguez focused the conversation on the separation of powers. The president is commander-in-chief, he said, but Congress funds and declares war.***

National Geograpic Lesson Plans/Middle East/Iraq ***(example)This lesson will ask students to focus on the people of Iraq. They will think critically about what the media delivers, why it focuses so heavily on war coverage, and how this may contribute to skewed views of Iraq and its people. Students will explore Iraq's rich cultural history and read online articles or print publications about daily life in Iraq. Finally, in small groups, they will study further one aspect of daily life in Iraq (or another country in the Middle East) and create presentations for the rest of the class.***

Making Lessons Jump off the Page***CNNfyi lesson plans are great interactive tools for teachers. They offer resources to complement your curriculum. The lesson plans include Internet links providing in-depth information for background, student research and exercises. Because we're a CNN site, we have access to video and stories that affect students' lives. Video can make a story come alive for students in ways that the printed page often cannot.

…….At CNNfyi, we respect your job, and we want to create a resource to help you enrich your teaching experience. We also know that you are the true experts in the field, because you are in the classrooms today, living the challenges of teaching children in the new millennium, many of whom have never been without a computer in their immediate environment.***

8 posted on 03/31/2003 2:35:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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9 posted on 03/31/2003 2:37:43 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
NBC suggests you, "Wish him safety in Bagdad."

Dear Peter,

Please stay safe while you're in Baghdad. I want you in perfect health when you're hung for treason.


10 posted on 03/31/2003 2:39:19 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: bluecollarman
He's naturalized? I didn't find that in the bio I found on him. Perhaps we can try and hang him then, although I think he should just go down in flames with his buddy Saddam.
11 posted on 03/31/2003 2:40:35 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I noticed a definite swing to "Hard A-Port" by NG in the last few years... my Mother-in-Law's a lifetime subscriber, and I was appalled how far left they went since the mid-1990's.
12 posted on 03/31/2003 2:43:36 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's will be forever remembered as "The Decade of Fraud(s)...")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This time he admits that he knows what he's doing. He learned from Viet Name, or he lied about Viet Nam.

Peter Arnett, Self-Proclaimed Agent of Truth

"I didn't realize the degree that our reports were fueling [anti-Vietnam War sentiment], of course. Not until years later, when I covered the McGovern campaign with George McGovern in '72 and I was with him on field trips, and people were coming up and recognizing me and shaking my hand. They were the anti-war people supporting McGovern who felt that somehow I was an agent of their cause, but I really wasn't an agent of their cause....I'm an agent of the cause of truth and information, that's what I'm an agent of."
-- Peter Arnett in an interview with Linda Ellerbee on NBC's Later, July 17.
13 posted on 03/31/2003 2:48:50 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The name of Tokyo Rose comes to mind.
14 posted on 03/31/2003 2:49:15 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (The US and British led weapon inspections in force has begun!)
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To: backhoe
Transcript of Osama Bin Ladin interview by Peter Arnett

Press Here

REPORTER: Let's go to the bombings of United States troops in Riyadh and Dhahran. Why did they happen and were you and your supporters involved in these attacks?

BIN LADIN: We ask about the main reason that called for this explosion. This explosion was a reaction to a US provocation of the Muslim peoples, in which the US transgressed in its aggression until it reached the qibla of the Muslims in the whole world. So, the purpose of of the two explosions is to get the American occupation out (of Arabia). So if the U.S. does not want to kill its sons who are in the army, then it has to get out.

Q: On the same issue of the American troops in Saudi Arabia, do you think will be more bombing attacks on them? or attacks on U.S. civilians in Arabia? or assassination attempts for example, on the Saudi royal families?

BIN LADIN: As for the previous question, the explosion of Riyadh and the one in Al-Khobar (Dhahran). It is no secret that during the two explosions, I was not in Saudi Arabia, but I have great respect for the people who did this action. I say, as I said before, they are heroes. We look upon them as men who wanted to raise the flag of "There is no God but Allah", and to put an end the non believers and the state of injustice that the U.S. brought. I also say that what they did is a great job and a big honor that I missed participating in.

Q) Do you think there will be more bombing attacks on American troops in Saudi Arabia? or attacks on American civilians in Saudi Arabia? or will there be assassination attempts on the Saudi Arabian ruling family?

BIN LADIN: It is known that every action has its reaction. If the American presence continues, and that is an action, then it is natural for reactions to continue against this presence. In other words, explosions and killings of the American soldiers would continue. These are the troops who left their country and their families and came here with all arrogance to steal our oil and disgrace us, and attack our religion. As for what was mentioned about the ruling (Saudi) family those in charge, do bear the full responsibility of everything that may happen. They are the shadow of the American presence. The people and the young men are concentrating their efforts on the sponsor and not on the sponsored. The concentration at this point of Jihad is against the American occupiers.

15 posted on 03/31/2003 2:52:05 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Appreciate the link!
16 posted on 03/31/2003 2:53:27 AM PST by backhoe (North Korean Nukes, Hamas, OBL, 9-11... that was some "legacy" Clinton left us...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bombs in Baghdad knock out local telephones

March 28, 2003 — After a night of nerve-rattling bombing of telephone communication centers and utilities, Baghdad citizens returned to the streets today to shop and witness funerals. Peter Arnett reports for NBC News and National Geographic Explorer.

Press Here

17 posted on 03/31/2003 2:54:49 AM PST by kcvl
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To: backhoe
World Socialist Web Site...

Pentagon pressure behind CNN firing of Peter Arnett

By Barry Grey

22 April 1999

CNN's firing of Peter Arnett, the Pulitzer Price winning journalist who achieved international acclaim for his on-the-spot reporting from Baghdad during the Gulf War, sheds further light on the subordination of the US media to the military and intelligence establishment.


18 posted on 03/31/2003 2:58:53 AM PST by kcvl
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Peter Arnett: Osama bin Laden and returning to Afghanistan

December 5, 2001 Posted: 2:50 PM EST (1950 GMT)

PETER ARNETT: I am Peter Arnett, I used to work for CNN, and now I'm an independent journalist. I'm going to Afghanistan soon, and I want to say hello to everyone!

CNN: What were your impressions of Osama bin Laden in March, 1997 when you interviewed him? Back then, how much of a threat was he considered to be?

ARNETT: He was a very impressive individual, well over six feet tall. He walked into the interview wearing a camouflage jacket, and carrying an AK-47 machine gun. I had never before interviewed anyone under those circumstances. He spent one hour spelling out his dream of changing the Arab world, and his first action would be to expel all American troops and business and cultural influences. And then he would transform the Arab world into what Afghanistan was then becoming under the Taliban, which was a very primitive Islamic society.

U.S. investigative agencies by 1997 had figured that bin Laden was a major potential threat. He had not at that point established al Qaeda, but had been active in fomenting unrest and attracting young Arab people to rebel against their government. This caused the U.S. to persuade the Sudan government to expel him. So he went to Afghanistan, and most thought he was well out of the way, because Afghanistan is a long way from anywhere.

CHAT PARTICIPANT: Peter, if you could interview Bin Laden right now, what would you most want to ask him?

ARNETT: I would ask him: does he realize that by attacking the World Trade Center and by attacking the Pentagon he would in fact destroy himself and his organization? Now that is the same question I asked Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War, when I was covering it for CNN. I asked him the same question: did he realize he had made a mistake by not withdrawing from Kuwait at the insistence of the coalition? Now, Saddam Hussein said, "I don't care of the consequences, Allah is beside me in this struggle." I get the impression that Osama bin Laden would answer the same, if I asked him if he had gone too far this time.

CHAT PARTICIPANT: Mr Arnett, could Osama bin Laden be well out of Afghanistan by now? If yes, what'll be the subsequent strategy to find him?

ARNETT: I get the impression that he is still in Afghanistan at this point, but I realize that he could leave Afghanistan any time, through Pakistan's tribal areas, without immediate detection. These are wild mountain areas, and bin Laden's supporters know them well. On the other hand, if he leaves Afghanistan, no country in the world will welcome him, and he will be on the run for the rest of his life.

CHAT PARTICIPANT: Based on your understanding of the man, what would have to happen for bin Laden to stop his terrorist activities and training of other terrorists?

ARNETT: Nothing short of capture and permanent incarceration or death. This is a man who has an apocalyptic vision about violent change, not only in the Arab world, but the whole Islamic world, which includes Indonesia and the Philippines. He will not change his stripes under any circumstances.
19 posted on 03/31/2003 3:02:28 AM PST by kcvl
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20 posted on 03/31/2003 3:04:52 AM PST by kcvl
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